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The 2020 Koorie Youth Summit logo. Three figures stand in the middle with orange and yellow surrounding them.

The 2020 Koorie Youth Summit artist 19.02.20

Koorie Youth Council

We're excited to announce that the 2020 Koorie Youth Summit artist is Rubii Red! Rubii is a proud Lama Lama woman from Cairns, QLD who grew up in Melbourne. Rubii is a portrait and abstract artist, whose work focuses on culture, representation of our people and her experiences in a contemporary way. Rubii is passionate about representation, especially for young people...

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Healing Together 2020 20.12.19

Koorie Youth Council

We are stronger together and we are proud!!! 🖤💛❤️💙💚🖤 Leading into the new year, KYC are calling on our communities to join us for Healing Together 2020. We are coming together as a community, to press pause after a big start to the year, to connect and gather strength with each other. As we continue in the footsteps of our ancestors,...

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Elder sitting with young person

Join our Executive! 07.12.19

Koorie Youth Council

We're on the lookout for four deadly young people to join our Executive! Our Executive is made up of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from across Victoria. Our Exec come with diverse experiences and passions, and are based all over Victoria, including regional areas and Melbourne. They come together throughout the year to share, discuss and learn...

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2020 Koorie Youth Summit artwork – applications extended! 13.11.19

Koorie Youth Council

Applications have been extended! Artwork submissions now close Sunday 6 Jan midnight! Are you the next deadly artist for the Koorie Youth Summit? We are on the lookout for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 14-28 years from Victoria to create the main artwork for next year’s Summit. The selected artwork will feature as the 2020 Koorie Youth...

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Leyla Quartermaine

The future is ours by Leyla Quartermaine 07.11.19

Koorie Youth Council

  The first time my Aboriginality was questioned was when I transitioned from primary school to high school. ‘You’re only half, aren’t you? You don’t look Aboriginal… but what percent Aboriginal are you?’ My peers, who were 12 – 14 years old at the time would make jokes about me sniffing petrol and getting ‘government handouts’ on a regular basis....

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